Gary Snyder class on Eastern and Western folk ballad traditions, August 1983. Gary Snyder discusses universality of folk ballad in Eastern and Western tradition. Discussion includes accessibility of poetry, elitism and approachability.
Gary Snyder leads a class called "Linguistics, Anthropology." Snyder's discussions of indigenous, oral poetic traditions, and his reading of "The Song of the Daughter of the Mountain God," a poem from the oral tradition of the peoples indigenous to Hokaido, Japan, lead him to discuss the basic linguistics of speech.
This August 1983 recording is of Gary Snyder reading in Boulder for the first time since 1972. It is a selection of poetry from his new work "Axe Handles." The commentary between poems reflects his interest im Buddhism and his travelling and anthropological experiences. He comments on the inspirations for some of his written works. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
83p067 and 83p068 constitute a class in series of classes with Gary Snyder in which Snyder discusses "The Book of Songs", his poems, the importance of saying grace, the role of the poet in society, and visions.
Gary Snyder gives a class as the first of a four class series during the Summer Writing Program at Naropa University. Snyder discusses the origins of literature and its evolution in pre-literate and literate societies. He talks about the differences between poetry and prose, emphasizing the musicality of poetry. He also discusses various forms of literature that exist throughout the world, such as sacred and secular song. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Gary Snyder class. Snyder discusses tips for writing poetry, several editing processes, and some Japanese Zen literary advice. He also reads several translations of Chinese poems, talks about Gregory Bateson and Wendell Barry, and reads Kenneth Roxroth's translation of a poem called "Full Moon." favorite ( 1 reviews )
This is a continuation of Gary Snyder's class, "Linguistics, Anthropologies," in which he answers student questions. Topics covered include circumpolar bear cults, totemic remnants in Japanese culture, humans' relationship with technology, and the ethics of marijuana cultivation.
Second half of a Joanne Kyger class on Gary Snyder's work. She discusses his life, his interest in Zen, and the journals included in his book Earth Household. Part way through the class, Snyder appears in person. He and Kyger discuss mythology and literature. Snyder reads and discusses his work and Kyger reads some of her poetry. (Continued from 90P042)